Movie - Paa (Hindi)
Director - R Balki
Producers - AB Corp Limited, Sunil Manchanda
Cast - Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal and introducing Amitabh Bachchan
Music - Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography - PC Sreeram
Release Date - 4th December 2009
Paa is one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year. It has the regular combination of the father-son duo Amitabh and Abhishek, in very unusual roles. Abhishek plays father to Amitabh in this film, directed by R Balki who gave us a beautiful romantic comedy called Cheeni Kum in 2007, with Bachchan Saab and Tabu.
The synopsis of the film goes like this -
Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent, witty 13 year old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated ageing. He suffers from a progeria like syndrome. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of this condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan), who is a gynaecologist. Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is young, progressive and a full of ideals, politician. He is out to prove to the world that 'politics' is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol's son. Paa is a rare story about a father-son, son-father relationship.
From the synopsis, it looks like the idea of accelerated ageing came from the reverse ageing syndrome in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Anyways, lets hope its an original story. It will be interesting to see Mr.Bachchan perform as a child and Abhishek, as his father. Vidya Balan looks beautiful too. Seeing her on screen after a long time now. Paresh Rawal is also there in the cast. The cinematography is by PC Sreeram, one of the best cinematographers we ever had in the country. The music is by Ilaiyaraaja, and if the music heard in the teaser promo is anything to go by, I'm sure Paa would have a great musical score. The movie is scheduled to release on December 4th and here are the first look promos of the movie.